As a little introduction lesson to number lines, I decided
to do a little movement activity. First I had the students help me fill in a
number like that was missing some numbers on it.
Then, we did a short activity on greater than/less than on
the table. To do this, I would pick two numbers on the number line and mark them with small post-its, and have
the students compare them.
I wrote the numbers on dry/erase slates, and had volunteer students create the amount using linking cubes. We would then decide if the number on the less was less than, greater than, or equal to the number on the right.
to the left of 44? (left)
than or greater than 44? (less than)
sign that will show 37 is less than 44.
Here’s another picture..
human number line!
and each of the students would be given a dry/erase slate with a number on it.
Once they found their number, they would stand there until everyone had found